Barbara Lee Family Foundation
The Barbara Lee Family Foundation, based in Cambridge, MA was established in 1999. It was founded by Barbara Lee to strategically advance two of her longstanding passions – women in politics and the contemporary art.
Over the past seven years, the Foundation has conceived, directed and provided funding for projects in these two areas. The Women in Politics Program Area strives to empower more women to become fully engaged in the political process. The Contemporary Art Program Area seeks to advance the visual contemporary art in Boston and the work of contemporary female artists throughout the country.
The Barbara Lee Family Foundation supports progressive initiatives in the areas of women in politics and the contemporary arts.
The Barbara Lee Family Foundation Women in Politics Program Area is dedicated to engaging women in the American democratic process and promoting their participation at all levels of government.
The Barbara Lee Family Foundation Contemporary Arts Program Area is dedicated to augmenting Boston's position as a leading cultural center by supporting contemporary visual art.
The Barbara Lee Family Foundation also provides limited funding for the exhibition and publication of work by contemporary women artists.
In addition, the Barbara Lee Family Foundation makes discretionary grants for which no unsolicited proposals are accepted.